US 3292890 A
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Dec, 20, 1966 1.. F. BASSETT 3,292,890
FLASH LIGHT HOLDER.
Filed Aug. 4, 1965 I2 5 I i i l 11 m llllllll- I A? 1 INVENTOR vLou/s F. Basseff United States Patent 3,292,890 FLASH LIGHT HOLDER Louis F. Bassett, 250 Norman St., West Springfield, Mass. 01104 Filed Aug. 4, 1965, Ser. No. 477,237 1 Claim. (Cl. 248314) This invention relates to holding devices, and more particularly to a flash light holder for use in holding flash lights and the like.
It is therefore the main purpose of this invention to provide a flash light holder which is of simple construction and will be mounted to a wall or other surface and will receive the flashlight and support it until ready for use.
Still another object of this invention is to provide a flash light holder which will safely hold a flash light at any desired location and will thus make the flashlight readily available when needed.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein a satisfactory embodiment of the-invention is shown. However, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the details disclosed but includes all such variations and modifications as fall within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claim.
In the drawing:
FIGURE 1 is a side view of this invention shown in elevation.
FIGURE 2 is a front view of FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is a bottom plan view of FIGURE 1.
According to this invention, a flash light holder is provided with an elongated and flat back wall 11 having a pair of spaced apart key hole shaped openings 12 allowing holder 10 to be supported from nail or screw fasteners on a wall. The openings 12 further allows the holder 10 to be removed from the wall when desired. A semi-circular loop 13 extends from holder 10 and a semi-circular loop 13' spaced apart from the upper loop 13 is secured to a bottom wall 14 which provides a resting surface for the flash light 15 which is received within the loops 13 and 13.
What I now claim is:
An integrally molded substantially rigid thermoplastic holder for a flash light comprising:
(a) a flat generally rectangular upright wall engaging portion having key-slots therein for mounting the holder upon a supporting surface;
(b) a cup-like flash light supporting portion formed on the lower end of the wall engaging portion and comprising:
(1) a heel-shaped base wall extending outwardly from and normal to the lower end of said wall engaging portion and (2) a U-shaped rim formed on said base wall and extending upwardly therefrom,
(3) said U-shaped rim being joined at its ends to a respective side edge of said wall engaging portion; and
(c) a flash light stabilizing portion spaced vertically above said flash light supporting portion and com prising a flat band bent to U-shape and joined at its opposite ends to a respective side edge of said wall engaging portion so as to extend horizontally outwardly therefrom;
(d) said flash light stabilizing portion and said U- shaped rim of said flash light supporting portion being adapted to receive the barrel of a flash light therethrough in loosely-engaging manner and said base wall of said flash light supporting portion being adapted to support the butt end of the flash light.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,029,414 6/1912 Bennett 248311 1,722,529 7/ 1929 Macdonald 248224 1,755,335 4/1930 Roman 248311 X 1,810,836 6/1931 Laubenstein 248311 2,017,319 10/1935 McMullen 248311 2,302,170 11/ 1942 Basler 248311 2,451,550 10/ 1948 Haller 2483 15 2,638,297 5/ 1953 Weinberger 248126 2,754,078 7/ 1956 Koger et al. 2483 11 2,894,119 7/1959 Stenger 240-525 3,193,232 7/1964 Hatcher 248226 FOREIGN PATENTS 474,498 11/ 1937 Great Britain.
CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.